A sad case of "you won the lottery" advance fee fraud

I sometimes publish emails for scams and fraud that I get, noting the variety and new twisted ways of fooling people. For example, there is the winning a fake lottery, internet classified, craiglist, and usenet scams, and the classic Nigeria 419 advance fee fraud.A few days ago, I got an email from someone asking for help about the lottery. The email was so vague and written in broken English. Upon checking the IP address of the sender, along with his name, it turned out that he is from Egypt. So to make matters easier, I asked for details in Arabic.After a few emails were exchanged, here is what happened:

  • That person got an email saying that he won the lottery.
  • He contacted the sender, who pretended to be an official with the lottery, who handed them over to someone pretending to be from an alleged Johannesburg, South Africa bank (FNB), and is the manager of transfers.
  • Some papers were sent, with the bank logo and stamp on it. The poor fellow checked the bank somehow and found that indeed there is a bank by that name and address in South Africa.
  • The bank person said that an account was opened in South Africa for the victim, and that the money was transferred to it. The fake account was sent to the victim.
  • The bank person then asked for advance fees for certain certificates (proof that this money is rightfully his from the South Africa government), as well as non-resident bank account opening fee.
  • He sent $750 to South Africa.
  • The bank person is asking for more money for more documents, such as letter with power of attorney, US dollar certificate, ...etc. so that the government allows the transfer.
  • The bank person also offered to pay part of the fees, after the victim complained that he does not have enough money.

So, there you have it: the typical advanced fee fraud. These crooks rely on the ease of communicating with people in other countries and being immune from persecution by the law enforcment in that country. They also rely on human greed (how can one win a lottery if they did not buy a ticket?), as well as gullibility. Sad, but sobering ...

Contents: 

Comments

Fraudlent alert

Hi Team

You people are of great help. I recently recd an email stating I have won a lottery in UK anz group however, I never play lottery and I dont beleive in all this stuff. SO I replied them to check some more details. I am quite surprised as they have answers for every questions check the emails attached below.....
and the emails are in order from top to bottom so pls check this and inform me as I am sure theat this is a fraud case but I wold appreciate if you people inform me about this and help to find out.

From Paul Walker,
Foreign Operations Manager,
ANZ Banking Group,
United Kingdom.

Dear: Ulhas A Patil,

This is to acknowledge the receipt of your e-mail, and to confirm the validity of the winning notification you received from FREE LOTTTERY SWEEPSTAKES COMPANY UNITED KINGDOM, Be informed that your winning cheque of 1,000, 000.00 GBP is presently domiciled in the Automated suspense account (ASA) with our bank.

NOTE: funds in a suspense account can neither be transferred nor deducted from until the holding bank formally open a normal account for the funds beneficiary to receive it, this measure is standard financial regulations by United Kingdom Central Bank (UKCB) since the commencement of the global fight against terrorism and the enactment of the new anti-money laundry acts. As a result you will be required to set up an online account with our bank to enable you transfer your funds to your country bank account.

More so, be informed that the kind of account that you will be required for the transfer of your funds as a non resident of united kingdom is an offshore online account and we have (2) different off shore online accounts types that can accommodate 1,000, 000.00 GBP and each with different minimum deposit depending on which of the account you will like us to set up for you and all account has full option banking amenities which involves Having a Master Card, credit/ debit balance print out and overdraft.

ACCOUNTS & THEIR MINIMUM DEPOSIT

1) PLATINUM ONLINE ACCOUNT: 100GBP TO OPEN A PLATINUM ACCOUNT + MINIMUM DEPOSIT OF 300 GBP =400.00 GBP (32,393.87 INR)

2) TIME DEPOSIT ONLINE ACCOUNT: 50GBP TO OPEN A TIME DEPOSIT ACCOUNT + MINIMUM DEPOSIT OF 250 GBP =300.00 GBP (24,298.68 INR)

NOTE-That the mandatory minimum deposit Belongs to you as this will be in your account before transferring your 1,000, 000.00 GBP from the (ASA) into it, as you can choose to transfer the minimum deposit along with any funds credited to the account. This is to enable our KTT data base encrypt and recognized your account for onward transfer as you may wish to transfer any sum Online swiftly to your nominated local account round the globe without delay.

To proceed with this transaction therefore, you need to inform us of your choice of account so that we can furnish you with our mode of transfer of the account opening fees and the minimum deposit for the activating of your online offshore account with our bank.

Await your choice of account.

Yours Truly,
Paul Walker. (Foreign Operations Department)
Tel: +447024091505
FOREIGN OPERATIONS MANAGER.
ANZ BANKING GROUP, UNITED KINGDOM .
***************************************************************

From Paul Walker,
Foreign Operations Manager,
ANZ Banking Group,
United Kingdom.

Dear: Ulhas Patil,
This is to show the receipt of your mail. please note that you will be require to pay for the on-line account opening before your on-line account can be created, so that your winning funds can be transferred. As your winning cheque is presently domiciled in a suspense account here in United Kingdom.

As a result you will need to formally open an account with our branch here in the United Kingdom to enable your on-line account to be activated and your winning funds of, 1,000,000 million GBP which equivalent to 86,212,014.77 million INR transferred to your nominated account any where in the world.

Regarding to your question of the security level of your funds and the charges involve in opening your on-line account, i will advise you to go ahead and choose the type of account that you will like to open with our Bank here in United Kingdom as i stand and guarantee you that as soon as you open your on-line account, you will be provided with your User Name and Pass Word to Log into your Account and transfer your winning funds to any Bank of your choice any where in the World.

Keep me informed in receipt of this mail as i will furnish you with the mode of remittance of the said on-line account opening charges.

Thanks for your understanding

I await your prompt response.

Yours Truly,

Paul Walker. (Foreign Operations Department)
Tel: +447024091505
FOREIGN OPERATIONS MANAGER.
ANZ BANKING GROUP, UNITED KINGDOM .
***************************************************************

From Paul Walker,
Foreign Operations Manager,
ANZ Banking Group,
United Kingdom.

Dear: Ulhas Patil,

We are in receipt of your account choice.

However, be informed that it is against the policy of our bank to receive money from our customers for online offshore account activation except only from our affiliate agent broker (KALPESH D. KAPADIA). The reason is that since you are a non resident of the United Kingdom, it is their duty to remit and monitor your online account activation with our bank until it is fully activated.

Based on this fact, you are therefore advised to have your online account activation sum and minimum deposit sent to the agent broker with the information below: Bank Name: ICICI BANK

Bank Name: ICICI BANK
Branch BANDRA KURLA COMPLEX
Account Name: KALPESH D. KAPADIA
Account Number: 000401695607
Amount: 300.00 GBP (24,298.68 INR)
Pan Number aakpk4193i

NOTE: ENSURE TO SEND DOWN AS EMAIL ATTACHMENT A SCANNED COPY OF THE TRANSFER/ PAYMENT SLIP IMMEDIATELY THE TRANSFER HAS BEEN EFFECT AS THAT IS THE ONLY PROOF OF TRANSFER AND ALSO BE INFORMED THAT AS SOON AS WE CONFIRM RECEIPT OF THE AFORESAID SUM FOR YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT OPENING WITH OUR BANK,YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT WILL IMMEDIATELY BE ACTIVATED AND WE SHALL SEND YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD TO ENABLE YOU ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT AND TRANSFER YOUR FUNDS TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT ONLINE VIA THE INTERNET.

I further await your proof of transfer.

Yours Truly,

Paul Walker. (Foreign Operations Department)
FOREGIN OPERATION’S MANAGER.
ANZ BANKING GROUP, UNITED KINGDOM.

Dear: Ulhas Patil,

We are in receipt of your on-line payment charges,i have provided you the account of our Agent Broker in your Country India.

I will want to know if you where able to send the on-line opening charges and if you saw the payment details that i sent to you yesterday,inform me immediately you get this mail.

I await your payment information.

Yours Truly,

Paul Walker. (Foreign Operations Department)
FOREGIN OPERATION’S MANAGER.
ANZ BANKING GROUP, UNITED KINGDOM.

I would need your help to detect wether this a fraudlent transaction or realy a luck factor for me. You have my email account so pls help me with that.
Waiting for your reple.

Ulhas A Patil
09821499698

Please can you tell me if its a fraud!!

I got e.mails like the above and gave them detailed information like full name, driving license #, tel, address..!! then i contacted them..they asked for 700$ and send me a guarantee letter...check this..how can i be sure that its fraud?

Chase Bank International

Thank you winner, for contacting us.

This message was sent to you because you won a lottery programme., In the amount stated at the top right corner.
Chase Bank International
+++++++++++++++++
Direct Tel: +44 701 112 7571, +44 701 112 7738
Direct Fax:+447005961595, +447005942881
LAND-LINE +44-207-7206-438

Direct Email: accounts@chsebeurope.org

Our Ref: CBI/SOL/01
Your Ref: CBI/UK/A4-X6/00

Letter of Guarantee Attached

Attn:

Welcome to the Chase Bank Europe

This is to inform you, that Sandra is the accredited accounts officer, whose duty is to receive charges, on behalf of the Chase Bank.

We are very much aware of your level of skeptics, and would want to reassure you that the delivery of your winnings would be given the highest priority, once you have paid the required charges.

Attached to this email, is a letter of guarantee duly signed and sealed and the British High Court. It clearly states that your winning would immediately be sent to you, as soon as you have paid the charges, as failure for us to do so, we shall have your funds immediately returned to you, and you can as well proceed to take any legal action against Sandra, and our Organization in General.

You are do download the attached file, as it is the letter of guarantee.

You are advised to immediately proceed to have the payment made to avoid any further form of delay, in the delivery of your winnings to you.

We shall await your correspondence shorthly.

TREAT WITH DISPATCH
YOURS FAITHFULLY
Mr Dexter Morgan
Accounts Officer

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Chase Bank International are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and signatories to the Banking Codes.

This e-mail is only for the above addressees. It may contain confidential or privileged information. If you are not an addressee you must not copy, distribute, disclose or use any of the information in it or any attachments. If you have received it in error please notify the sender and delete it immediately.

Chase Bank International. Registered office: Corporate Headquarters, 182 Balham High Road, London,United Kingdom, number 2065. Telephone: +44-207-7206-438.

confirmation on winning a Power Line International Lottery

Dear Sir,
Would you kindly help me to find out with the ANZ Banking Group in the UK, that recently I was informed by the Co-ordinator of Power Line Lottery organization in UK,MRS.IRENE REBELLO saying that I won a jackpot of 1,500,000,00 GBP to my EMAIL ADDRESS. They wrote to me that the said CHEQUE is domiciled in the Automated Suspense Account(ASA) in the ANZ Bank, UK. Then I again contacted the Attorney of INTERPOL,UK who replied me that he investigated on this case and he also informed that others all are fradulent emails to eat up my hard earned money, and the GENUINE is that I have won the Lottery from Power Line Internations, UK and the Original Winning was published in some National Dailies, and it developed from the National Dailies whereby scammers/spammers noted my EMAIL ADDRESS and started contacting me in the Internet.

The INTERPOL Officer has informed me that the ORIGINAL WINNING CHEQUE is domiciled in the ANZ Bank,UK. I am unable to get the RIGHT PERSON/OFFICER of the ANZ BANK,UK to contact myself personally on this matter.

I would be much grateful to you if you could kindly help me in this matter,so that I might send my documents of Identity to the RIGHT OFFICER of the ANZ BANK,UK for transfer process of my WINNING.

The INTERPOL Officer has advised me to write to him about the development of my contact with the ANZ Bank Officer,UK.

Kindly reply me soonest.

With kind regards and prayers,

Yours faithfully
MICHAEL RONGONG.

CHASE BANK EUROPE CORPORATE

CHASE BANK EUROPE
CORPORATE HEADQUATERS, 182 BALHAM HIGH ROAD,
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. SE23 1EL
CONTACT PERSON: DEXTER MORGAN
EMAIL ADDRESS : accountsdept@chsebeurope.org
DIRECT TELEPHONE ( 24HOURS SERVICE) ; +447011127738 /+447011127571
LAND LINE: +442077206438
DIRECT FAX :+447005961595, +447005942881

please find me this address.
it is really have and they arehelped me get natoinal lottery money

You guys are absolute retards

Lol, are you guys pulling my chain? You are joking right? I mean, NO ONE on this planet could be retarded enough to be taken in by these pathetic, ridiculously transparent sad excuses for cons..... could they?

Seriously though, you guys are either mentally retarded, or have lives soooooo horribly tragic that you must live in some weird fantasy world where you genuinely believe a perfect stranger is going to email you with news you have won millions of dollars, from another country, in a lottery you never even entered?!?!

Do yourselves a favour and step in front of a moving bus - anyone that stupid should do the world, and themselves, a favour and put themselves out of their misery.

Need information

what is this ? is this real?!!!!

How are you today? This is to bring to your notice that your winning Price of $650,000USD has been forwarded to Western Union Money Transfer for immediate transfer to you as soon as you meet up with the directives of the Board.Contact them on.

SIR. JOHN BOOMA
FORIGN OPERATION MANAGER
WESTERN UNION OFFICE
Tel: +229 98429678

Email: fund_verificationdept@hotmail.com
Reconfirm to them your full name and location for urgent transfer of your Fund.

NAME:....................................
SEX:........................................
ADDRESS:...............................
EMAIL:....................................
PHONE:...................................
COUNTRY:...............................

Yours in Service,
Mr.Dixon.Myrick

1. NAME IN

1. NAME IN FULL:-------------------------------------------------
2. ADDRESS:------------------------------------------------------
3. COUNTRY-------------------------------------------------------
4. TICKET NO.:---------------------------------------------------
5. SERIAL NO.:---------------------------------------------------
6. LUCKY NO.:----------------------------------------------------
7. AGE:----------------------------------------------------------
8. SEX:----------------------------------------------------------
9. OCCUPATION:---------------------------------------------------
10. TELEPHONE/FAX:-----------------------------------------------

I did something which would

I did something which would be really hilarious to listen. Myself and Agent X had great conversations through emails. I asked him that Can't be the money I won transferred to other International Bank which has branch in India...? for which he told that they have rules and policies.
So if I don't send the payment for opening the account in the mentioned bank or courier charges atleast, he told that I will really lose a golden oppurtunity.
Then I started negotiating with him in few more mails that Can't he use my money for opening account and sending me all those account details in courier and deduct them from my Prize money...? for which again, he replied that they are abided by certain rules and policies.
Finally my finishing mail might have shocked him. I mailed him saying that I don't know till now that even Thiefs and scammers also do have policies and rules...heard and watched Pirates of Carribean that even they have laws and codex, but today I believed after your emails that you ****ers also do have them. He never replied.

Australian Lottery

I also received an Australian Lottery winning letter as well as
others recently. Thank you for posting your experiences and comments as I have learned to search the net first rather than
act on these letters. As a result I have not been taken. I feel for those who have. Thank you again, for your warnings
to others.
Terry

Pages